CBL Final Fours recap, Championship Game preview

What started off as eight teams quickly became four and now two, with this year’s CBL finalists both getting confirmed yesterday.

There will be a new name on the CBL trophy as well, which was rebranded from the ABL, with two first-time finalists making this year’s cut.

#1 seeds Shenley Brook End now need just one more win to seal the CBL title, and with it, complete a perfect season.

Their unbeaten streak has now reached 14 games after a 12-0 regular season plus back-to-back playoff victories.

Their latest success was a narrow 87-83 victory against former champs Haringey Sixth Form College, with the #4 seeds having to wait another season to add to their list of titles.

#2 seeds Bracknell & Wokingham College also booked their ticket to Manchester after beating #3 seeds The Crest Academy, with an 89-70 final score.

It was a commanding performance in what could have been a hotly-contested game, setting up a #1 vs #2 match up that is sure to provide a spectacle at the NBPC.

Final Preview

The line up for the CBL’s final is now set.

Shenley Brook End or Bracknell and Wokingham College will be able to etch their name on the trophy for the first time, with both teams making their first ever CBL final.

With Shenley Brook End winning Group A and Bracknell and Wokingham sealing Group C, neither side has met this season, adding an extra layer of intrigue to next week’s showpiece.

This year’s final will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre, with a 11:30am tip.

Tickets to attend the final are free, but still need to be purchased for capacity reasons.

To secure your ticket, please head to the Basketball England shop by clicking here.